23 days in Thailand, Malaysia & Bali Itinerary

23 days in Thailand, Malaysia & Bali Itinerary

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1
Patong, Thailand
— 3 nights
2
Langkawi, Malaysia
— 3 nights
3
Ubud, Indonesia
— 3 nights
4
Nusa Penida, Indonesia
— 1 night
5
Amed, Indonesia
— 2 nights
6
Nusa Lembongan, Indonesia
— 1 night
7
Kuta, Indonesia
— 3 nights
8
Bangkok, Thailand
— 5 nights

3
nights
Patong, Thailand

Patong ©
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
You'll explore and learn at Patong Inn Art and The Phuket Gallery. You'll get in some beach time at Bang Tao Beach and Freedom Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Patong: Green Elephant Sanctuary Park (in Choeng Thale), Kayaking & Canoeing (in Phuket Town) and Chalong (Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong) & Big Buddha Phuket). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Patong Beach, take some stellar pictures from Karon View Point, look for gifts at Harry's Fashion Suits Phuket, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Patong day trip planning site.

London, UK to Patong is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. Traveling from London to Patong, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from London in May, with highs in Patong at °C and lows at °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Langkawi.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Phuket Town, Karon, Green Elephant Sanctuary Park, Bang Tao Beach
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Green Elephant Sanctuary Park ©
Green Elephant Sanctuary Park
Freedom Beach ©
Freedom Beach
Kayaking & Canoeing

3
nights
Langkawi, Malaysia

An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Tanjung Rhu Beach and Cenang Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Waterskiing & Jetskiing and Zipline. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Art In Paradise, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take a peaceful walk through Kilim Karst Geoforest Park, and snap pictures at Langkawi Sky Bridge.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Langkawi tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Patong to Langkawi in 6 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Patong to Langkawi due to the time zone difference. May in Langkawi sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Ubud.

Things to do in Langkawi

Outdoors Adventure Tours
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Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Tanjung Rhu Beach ©
Tanjung Rhu Beach
Zipline

3
nights
Ubud, Indonesia

Ubud
Experience small-town Bali in Ubud, an atmospheric town surrounded by small settlements, farms, and rice paddies.
Explore hidden gems such as Ulun Danu Beratan Temple and Gunung Kawi Sebatu Temple. Do some cultural sightseeing at Tirta Empul Temple and Taman Ayun Temple. The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Mount Kawi, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, stroll through Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, and see the interesting displays at Setia Darma House of Mask and Puppets.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Ubud tour builder app.

You can fly from Langkawi to Ubud in 8.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in May, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Nusa Penida.

Things to do in Ubud

Historic Sites Spas Museums

Side Trips

Tampaksiring, Gunung Kawi Sebatu Temple, Setia Darma House of Mask and Puppets, Ulun Danu Beratan Temple, Taman Ayun Temple
Find places to stay May 21 — 24:
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Ulun Danu Beratan Temple
Ulun Danu Beratan Temple
Gunung Kawi Sebatu Temple ©
Gunung Kawi Sebatu Temple
Mount Kawi ©
Mount Kawi

1
night
Nusa Penida, Indonesia

The bounty of pristine white-sand beaches and turquoise lagoons bordered by emerald green hills, unique cliff formations, and colorful reefs is what draws most travelers to Nusa Penida.
On the 25th (Wed), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Lumangan Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kelingking Beach.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Nusa Penida trip planner.

Getting from Ubud to Nusa Penida by combination of ferry and car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In May, daytime highs in Nusa Penida are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Amed.

Things to do in Nusa Penida

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Kelingking Beach ©
Kelingking Beach

2
nights
Amed, Indonesia

A snaking coastline and quaint, sleepy fishing villages characterize Amed, a stretch of shorefront with seven villages in Bali's east.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): stroll through White Sand Beach Yoga, admire all the interesting features of Taman Tirtagangga, and then see the vivid underwater world at USS Liberty Shipwreck. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Ujung Water Palace, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and then have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Amed day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Nusa Penida to Amed takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Nusa Lembongan.

Things to do in Amed

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Karangasem, USS Liberty Shipwreck
Find places to stay May 25 — 27:
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Shark Diving
USS Liberty Shipwreck ©
USS Liberty Shipwreck
Ujung Water Palace ©
Ujung Water Palace

1
night
Nusa Lembongan, Indonesia

The island of Nusa Lembongan sits amidst swathes of calm, clear waters as well as some of the most notable surfing waves in the region.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then stroll through Devil's Tears.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Nusa Lembongan trip builder.

Drive from Amed to Nusa Lembongan in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around °C in May, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Kuta.

Things to do in Nusa Lembongan

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Devil's Tears ©
Devil's Tears

3
nights
Kuta, Indonesia

Kuta
Formerly a sleepy fishing village, the beach resort town of Kuta now represents one of Indonesia's most popular tourist destinations.
Nyaman Gallery and Reservoart will appeal to museum buffs. Get in touch with nature at Pandawa Beach and Nature & Wildlife Tours. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kuta: Blue Point Beach (in Ungasan), Spas (in Canggu) and Tanah Lot Temple (in Beraban). And it doesn't end there: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uluwatu Temple, and stop by house of nineth life.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Kuta travel route planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Nusa Lembongan to Kuta in 2.5 hours. In May in Kuta, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Kuta

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Seminyak, Fishing Charters & Tours, Blue Point Beach, Nature & Wildlife Tours, Spas
Find places to stay May 28 — 31:
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Tanah Lot Temple
Tanah Lot Temple
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Pandawa Beach ©
Pandawa Beach

5
nights
Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok ©
Enjoy cultural, historical, and culinary exploration during your holiday in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most populous city in the country.
You'll explore and learn at Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) and Madame Tussauds Bangkok. For shopping fun, head to Raja's Fashions or Terminal 21. Explore Bangkok's surroundings by going to Ayutthaya (Wat Phra Sri Sanphet, Historic City of Ayutthaya, &more). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of The Grand Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit), don't miss a visit to Wat Pho, and pause for some serene contemplation at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun).

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Bangkok day trip planning tool.

You can fly from Kuta to Bangkok in 7.5 hours. The time zone changes from Central Indonesia Time (WITA) to Indochina Time (ICT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. While traveling from Kuta, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Bangkok, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Ayutthaya
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Historic City of Ayutthaya ©
Historic City of Ayutthaya
Wat Chaiwatthanaram ©
Wat Chaiwatthanaram
Wat Phra Sri Sanphet ©
Wat Phra Sri Sanphet

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